2014-01-31 10:44:46 - For 60 years now the iF product design award has been a globally recognized seal of quality for excellent product design. The iF brand has established itself internationally as a symbol for outstanding design services.
We are pleased to inform you that in the „Industry” category, the OKW BLOB mobile enclosure has won the iF product design award 2014 and is one of the winners of the renowned iF label – awarded from a total of 3,249 submissions.
The 3 different versions of the BLOB series of enclosures were created according to the principles of „universal design”. These support applications that are flexible enough to meet the needs of a large number of people with different hand sizes and grasping volumes. This was evaluated and recognised by an independent, international jury. The evaluation criteria of the jurors included: design quality, workmanship, choice of material, degree of innovation, environmental compatibility, functionality and ergonomics.
The range of enclosures was
developed as two-piece enclosures, consisting of a top part and a bottom part in the standard colours off-white (RAL 9002) or lava (NCS S 7502-B) and the high-quality material ABS (UL 94 HB). There is a choice of three different types, depending on requirements:
The UNIT version with the dimensions 130 x 60 x 30 mm (L x W x H) can be held and operated at the same time with one hand – with the left as well as with the right hand.
An enclosure that can be held with one hand and operated with the other. Depending on the position and definition of the display and operating area, different sensory gripping options are available. The dimensions are 114 x 76 x 31 mm.
A hand-held and/or desktop enclosure with the dimensions 200 x 165 x 36 mm, which can be held with two hands or placed on a table top and operated. The two symmetrically positioned gripping areas clearly show the user the orientation of the product.
The last two versions each have a separate recess with which special functions can be clearly highlighted. They can be powered either internally with round or button cells, or externally by means of cable. The range of accessories already contains suitable battery clips, button cell holders and cable glands. Protection class IP54 is possible with the help of the optionally available sealing.